Begin your tour with a pickup from your Dubai hotel. Hop inside your air-conditioned vehicle and travel to Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s capital city.
On route, pass Jebel Ali, the world’s largest man-made port, and hear interesting background from your guide on Abu Dhabi’s rise to prominence after the discovery of oil.
On arrival, head for the city’s showpiece: the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Wander around this massive, glinting modern mosque, and learn how it was designed to echo Moorish, Mughal and Persian architecture.
Next, visit the Sheikh Zayed Center for a fascinating glimpse into the life of the late Sheikh Zayed, considered the founding father of the UAE.
Continue to the Heritage Village, a recreation of an oasis village that recalls traditional Emirati life. Stroll around the interesting displays and workshops and then move on to the seafront Corniche Road to admire the glass towers, manicured gardens and fountains that frame it.
Cross the bridge to Saadiyat Island to witness the striking shapes of its as-yet-unfinished museums, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Then, stop at Yas Island to ogle the gigantic Ferrari World. Take photos outside this vast theme park, whose massive, sinuous Ferrari badge roof almost defies belief.
Conclude with a drop-off at your Dubai hotel.